*Job, Edinburgh* RCN, Policy Officer, £34.5k, clos 11 March 2013

Royal College of Nursing
Policy Officer

Policy Officer competencies 2013
Job Des Scotland Policy Officer Feb 2013

Policy Officer
Ref SC0058-1
Location RCN Scotland HQ
Salary £34,590 per annum
Contract Term Permanent
Post Hours 35
Interview Date assessment 8/4/13 interview 11/4/13
Closing date for applications 11 March 2013
The Role

With a membership of over 410,000, the RCN is the largest professional association and union of nursing staff and students in the UK. We’re proud to be a leading player in the development of nursing policy and practice, with an influential voice at home and abroad. Plus, we’re number 21 in The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for, with Best Companies Accreditation for 2012 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard. So join us, and you’ll have the chance to nurture your career and improve standards of care.

Policy Officer

RCN Scotland HQ, Edinburgh, 35 hours per week, Permanent

The role:

With major transformations in health and social care delivery on the cards in Scotland, this is an exciting time to join the RCN policy team and help shape the future for patients and for nursing.

As the RCN Scotland Policy Officer you will work with members, colleagues and partner organisations to help us respond to national policy initiatives and develop new ideas to improve care.

The person:

To get the most out of this role you will thrive on team work, have a curious mind and enjoy engaging in debate. You’ll relish finding creative ways to engage people in developing policy.

You will bring a good understanding of current health and social care policy issues and demonstrable experience of influencing at governmental and/or parliamentary level. You will also have proven skills in analysing and evaluating complex policy documents, research, data and political intelligence to write compelling briefings and reports. We are a member organisation, so we will want you to share our commitment to working with frontline nursing staff to develop practical and meaningful policy.

For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Rachel Cackett, Policy Adviser on 07825 924658. If you have any practical queries about the application form, please contact RCN Recruitment on 0207 647 3560.

Closing Date: 11 March 2013

Assessment Centre Date: 8 April 2013

Interview Date: 11 April 2013

At the Royal College of Nursing we reward your hard work and commitment with learning and development opportunities, flexible working conditions amongst other benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure and our full-time hours are 35 per week. Annual leave commences at 28 days, rising to 32 days after 2 years of service, in addition to bank holidays.

The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies. The RCN aims to be a world-class champion of diversity, equality and human rights within the health and social care sector.

More Info…
        Job Des Scotland Policy Officer Feb 2013.doc
        Policy Officer competencies 2013.doc
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